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Suggestion on System Configuration? - Performance/Tweak

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JCChristian View Post
    I can do it later, when I get the system totally configured, also I've already disabled PowerShell. I've other priorities. =p
    By observing your pursuit of the highest possible performance I've developed a strong feeling that once your system is totally configured, you'll need to do a clean install. You're making too many mistakes...
    Yes, surely I'll (that's why I love "Restart" feature of Windows 8 ^^), my system currently only have the Adobe Suite, that's what I need for now, I'm using my XPS for my programming, text, web tasks, etc (Arch Linux). I'm learning with the experts to do a powerful clean install!
    Last edited by JCChristian; 25 Jun 2013 at 13:24.

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  2. #12


    After reading the documentation for FancyCache I remain skeptical as to it's benefits. I have a number of issues with this product but I will only mention one: the need to specify the RAM dedicated to the cache. The problem is that you will either set it too small and cache too little or set it too large and waste memory. And as usage patterns change it will be wrong most of the time.

    The system cache maintained by the OS is dynamic, the RAM used varies according to usage and availability. If the cache isn't being used much or memory usage by applications is high then cache size will be trimmed back. If cache usage increases or application needs are small then the cache will grow. In fact, the cache manager in Windows doesn't even know how much RAM it is using. This is all controlled by the system memory manager which controls physical memory allocations throughout the system. It's goal is always to assign memory were it will do the most good for performance.

    FancyCache may well improve caching performance but I expect that in many cases you will pay the price in overall system performance.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Looks like SSD-related stuff.

    See this:
    Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Leave the pagefile on the SSD. Automatic is not bad.
    Just don't disable it at all. For instance I use 1GB fixed size since automatic will change size. Depends on how much RAM you got. No problems at all.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Looks like SSD-related stuff.

    See this:
    Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Leave the pagefile on the SSD. Automatic is not bad.
    Just don't disable it at all. For instance I use 1GB fixed size since automatic will change size. Depends on how much RAM you got. No problems at all.
    1. Thanks for the link.

    2. So, in a system with 16GB RAM 1600Mhz still the need of pagefile?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by JCChristian View Post
    2. So, in a system with 16GB RAM 1600Mhz still the need of pagefile?
    I suggest you read the answers carefully before asking the same questions... Let me put it differently then.

    Is 5 million dollars enough for you or you still need a job? Well, if you buy a Ferrari and a nice 10-bedroom house, you'd probably need a job, right?
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    2. So, in a system with 16GB RAM 1600Mhz still the need of pagefile?
    So what? I have 16GB 1600Mhz myself.

    I've temporary disabled it. But I've seen on many good posts and links that is better to have a pagefile and that's why I've enabled it again. It's better with one than without, investigate for the details yourself if you don't believe this.

    If you've read the article I linked, you already know that a pagefile is not accessed much with the most part consisting of reads and less writes, that's a good reason to leave it on a SSD.

    You keep me digging thorough old posts... but I got a good one below.
    Look at this here:
    "System Managed" Paging File Seems Low

    I guess everybody there uses a pagefile.

    Nothing more to add.
    Last edited by Hopachi; 25 Jun 2013 at 17:51.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JCChristian View Post
    2. So, in a system with 16GB RAM 1600Mhz still the need of pagefile?
    I suggest you read the answers carefully before asking the same questions... Let me put it differently then.

    Is 5 million dollars enough for you or you still need a job? Well, if you buy a Ferrari and a nice 10-bedroom house, you'd probably need a job, right?
    I read your post, but I'm the kind of person that wants different points of view, only one person POV isn't enough. But, now I'm satisfied, thank you guys!
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  8. #18


    All that confusion about PF harks from the time of XP and before when windows insisted on using it, needed or not and not being to unload DLLs without intervention and therefore use inordinate amounts of otherwise small amount of memory in typical user's system. Now when windows behave much better towards memory, PF is used used in extreme cases so leaving it on in auto mode could not hurt performance at all. With 8GB I am not using any and no program complained about it. There are some apps I use regularly for work with multimedia which are notorious for memory needs and they never complained either. Then I made a very small one on automanaged end newer found a byte used in it, so I just left it off and if I ever run into trouble because of that, I'll just make one, no biggie.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit


    Thanks for reply. Any more hints?
    Last edited by JCChristian; 30 Jun 2013 at 22:07.
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